"Sophie's Story " (2 min., mini DV, 2003)
A lonely boy turns on the faucet and a mermaid comes out...
Based on story by my great-grandfather, Leon Stern, about his mother.
Sophie's real name was Libby Gregg, and she most likely was not
actually a mermaid. She was an art student who gave birth to a child
out-of-wedlock, which was not exactly looked upon kindly at the time.
She put the child in a foster home and would visit him regularly, until
sadly, one day, she passed away giving birth to another baby.
World Festival of Puppet Art, Prague Czech Republic
Newport Beach Film Festival, CA
10 under 10 Documentary & Experimental Film Festival
Gallery Lombardi "Radical Nautical"
UT New Works Festival
Connecticut College Senior Art Show